Oh for Six O'Clock
Oh for six a'clock, oh for seven I weary,
Oh for eight a'clock, for then I see my dearie.
Oh he's a bonnie lad, oh he's a bonnie fella,
Oh he's a bonnie lad, wi' ribbons blue and yella.
My mither says he's deed, oh isen that a peety?
He'll come back again, ridin on a sheepie.
Opie Lore 27, from Forfar. Cf. "Salmon Fishers".
Cf. an Annandale fragment "From an Old Song", in Rymour
Club Misc. I (1906-11), 86: "O for Monday night, For Tuesday
night I weary,/ But it's O for Friday night, For then I'll
see my dearie." [Cf. one version of "Ay Waukin O".]